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Hester Ann Jane McClellan 



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Hester Ann Jane McClellan
1837 - 1890
Hester Ann Jane McClellan was born about 1837 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1890 in an unknown place. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 53 years old.

2nd marriage to Zack Adams.
Marriage10/26/1869 FL (Calhoun County) 32 yrs old 
The marriage of Hester McClellan and Samuel W. Davis is recorded. 
Census7/4/1870 FL (Calhoun County) 33 yrs old 
Recorded as family #182: Samuel Davis (age 51, born in MS), Hester (age 40, born in GA), Luis (age 21, born in FL), Henrietter (age 18, born in FL), Rosanna (age 6, born in FL), Frances (age 4, born in FL) and William (age 15, born in FL). Samuel states he is a farmer and estimates the value of his real estate to be $500 and personal property to be $1500. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/12/1880 Abe Springs FL (Calhoun County) 43 yrs old 
Recorded as family #7996: Zack Adams (age 32), Hester (wife, age 35), John H. Davis (stepson, age 9), James (son, age 4), Zack B. (son, age 3 months), Izaac Ethridge (boarder/hireling, age 20), Hennie Ethridge (boarder, age 21), John Burke (boarder, age 6), I.H. Ethridge (boarder, age 1 year). Zack is employed as a house carpenter. Hester, Issac and Hinnie can read and write. Everyone was born in FL except Zack Sr. and Hester who were born in GA. The fathers of both John H. and Hinnie were born in Mississippi while the rest were born in GA or FL.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1880: Blountstown was declared the seat of Calhoun County in 1880. Prior to that, Abe Springs had been the county seat. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  

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1 1838 Chattooga County formed
10 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
13 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
14 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
15 1852 Taylor County formed.
16 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
17 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
19 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
20 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
21 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
33 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
38 1875 Oconee County formed.
2 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
7 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
16 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
19 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
22 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
28 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
32 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
40 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
42 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
52 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
24 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
25 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
45 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
48 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
3 1840 Oregon Trail is established
5 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
18 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
23 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
25 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
26 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
28 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
31 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
38 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
39 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded

Samuel Davis
Born about 1818 and died about 1885.
They were married 10/26/1869.

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John H. Davis
Born somewhere in Florida on August 1, 1870 and died in an unknown location about 1950. He was about 79 years old.

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